The severity of the laws prevents their execution.
Quote by Charles De Montesquieu
Charles De Montesquieu Quotes
Laws undertake to punish only overt acts
Luxury ruins republics; poverty, monarchies.
Liberty is the right to do what the law permits
Lunch kills half of Paris, supper the other half.
Men should be bewailed at their birth, and not at their death.
There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law...
The less men think, the more they talk.
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy; but we want to...
An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists...
I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool,...
The sublimity of administration consists in knowing the proper degree of power that should be...
Useless laws weaken necessary laws
Talent is a gift which God has given us secretly, and which we reveal without...
There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life;...
It is always the adventurers who do great things, not the sovereigns of great empires.
To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Countries are well cultivated, not as they are fertile, but as they are free.
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.